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    City & Guilds to stop offering veterinary nursing qualifications

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has announced that City & Guilds is to withdraw veterinary nursing from its portfolio of qualifications, meaning the Awarding Organisation will accept no new registrations from 1 September 2020, and cease certificating...

    New way for vet practices to offer video consultations

    VetHelpDirect has announced that it is launching a new video consultation platform through which veterinary practices of all sizes can offer video consultations to their clients. The company is now inviting practices to sign up for the free Beta trial...

    BEVA launches colour-code scheme to tackle equine obesity

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of vaccination reminder stickers which veterinary surgeons can place on the front of passports at each vaccination...

    Survey concludes that vets and practice managers lack staff management skills

    A survey of veterinary professionals conducted by the Veterinary Management Group and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons has concluded that veterinary leaders, chiefly vets and practice managers, lack the man management skills needed to improve...

    Judging panel for rabbit-friendly vet awards announced

    Burgess Pet Care has announced the full judging panel for its new awards to celebrate the work of rabbit friendly veterinary surgeons, nurses and practices across the UK. The Burgess Excel Vet Awards have three categories: UK Rabbit Vet of the Year;...

    Yorkshire-based referral centre wins four RCVS PSS Awards

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in West Yorkshire has been give an 'outstanding' rating in four different RCVS Practice Standards Scheme Awards: Team and Professional Responsibility, Diagnostic Service, Inpatient Service and Emergency and Critical...

    RVNs help needed with canine environmental enrichment research

    Ayesha Ali, a fourth year veterinary nursing student at the Royal Veterinary College, is asking RVNs to take part in a survey to explore what, if any, canine environmental enrichment techniques are being used in practice. All those taking part in the...

    Ceva launches new range of skincare products for cats and dogs

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Douxo S3, a new range of skincare products for cats and dogs. The range comprises four products: Calm, Seb, Pyo and Care. All four contain a new active ingredient derived from Ophiopogon japonicus called ophytrium, which...

    Last chance to nominate a colleague for Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Petplan is making a last call for nominations for its 2020 Veterinary Awards. The deadline for nominations for Practice of the Year, Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff of the Year, is 16th...

    Survey shows veterinary costs still need to be better explained

    A survey commissioned by the RCVS has found that a significant number of pet owners think veterinary surgeons offer poor or very poor value for money, suggesting more work needs to be done to communicate the value of veterinary services. The survey...

    NOAH calls on vet practices to support #VaccinesWork campaign

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is calling on vet practices to support the #VaccinesWork campaign. Starting in the New Year, the benefits of vaccination will be communicated to both farmers and pet owners, initially focussing on farm use...

    Somerset-based vet struck off for stealing controlled drugs

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed that Somerset-based Mark Kombert be removed from the Register after he was found guilty of stealing ketamine and methadone from a practice. Prior to the start of the hearing, the RCVS received correspondence...

    Two vets sanctioned by RCVS DC for clinical failings

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded one veterinary surgeon and suspended another for four months, following a joint hearing regarding their professional conduct while they were in practice in Slough, Berkshire in August 2016. The Disciplinary...

    Dechra launches new equine sedative / premedication

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Rominervin, a new, fast-acting injectable solution for equine sedation and premedication. Rominervin contains 10 mg/ml romifidine hydrochloride, equivalent to 8.76 mg romifidine, presented in a 20 ml vial. ...
  • Expert veterinary nurses needed!

    VetNurse.co.uk will shortly be undergoing one of its biggest upgrades since it was first launched in 2000, as part of which, we're now looking for experts in various fields of veterinary nursing to become VetNurse Experts. Earlier in the year,...

    Equine practices asked to help with neck threadworm research

    A final year Bioveterinary Science student at Harper Adams University is carrying out some new research into Onchocerca Cervicalis , otherwise known as neck threadworm, and is asking equine vets to take part. The research is being conducted by Sarah...
  • Election result: landslide for Tory vet

    Neil Hudson MRCVS, one of three veterinary surgeons to stand in the general election, has been elected to represent Penrith and the Border for the Conservatives with a majority of 18,519. Danny Chambers MRCVS had a disappointing night after seeing...

    New treatment for canine otitis externa coming in the new year

    Bayer Animal Health has announced that it has been given marketing authorisation in Europe for Neptra (florfenicol, terbinafine hydrochloride, mometasone furoate), a new treatment for canine otitis externa which requires just one dose, administered by...

    Yorkshire referral centre wins veterinary hospital design award

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield has won the 2019 British Veterinary Hospital Association (BVHA) Design Awards for its £5 million centre designed by architect John Marsh from DesM . The centre was launched in February last year after...

    Last chance to nominate for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020

    It’s the last chance to nominate individuals or teams for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020, which celebrate outstanding veterinary surgeons, nurses, farmers and animal welfare professionals which have enhanced the health and welfare of animals...

    First referral practice to publish clinical outcomes ...

    Roundhouse Referrals in Glasgow has started publishing clinical outcome and client satisfaction results for Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery performed at the practice, the first practice in Scotland to do so, possibly in the whole of...

    CVS announces new mental health and maternity policies

    CVS Group's new CEO, Richard Fairman, has announced the company's new maternity policy, and that it has signed the Time to Change Pledge , committing it to change the way it thinks and acts about mental health in the workplace. The new maternity...

    Remote veterinary consultation service announces partnership with leading insurer

    Vet AI, which launched Joii, its remote veterinary consultation service earlier this year, has announced a partnership with pet insurer Animal Friends. Animal Friends is launching a pilot programme through which its customers will be able to check...

    Fitbit for dogs could improve vet nurses' obesity clinics

    Appearing as my alter ego, 'Gadget Man', I've just published a new review of the Pitpat dog activity monitor , something which has the potential to increase engagement with dog owners at veterinary nurses' obesity clinics. The Pitpat...

    New BVA flowchart to help veterinary professionals report illegally imported pets

    The BVA has launched a flowchart designed to help veterinary professionals in England know when and how to report suspected cases of illegal pet imports to relevant authorities. The flowchart, which was produced in partnership with the National Animal...